My first days in New York (Losing all my paintings in transit)

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I have been meaning to blog for a few days now, but, as you can imagine, there have been many distractions in New York. My three friends, Julianna, Shannon and Kiah have all been amazing and have all found their little niche roles in running this adventure. Kiah is not only taking photos, but has become no 1 navigator, this is great as the one time I was left alone, I got so lost I had to just catch a cab back to the hotel, Shannon, our resident accountant has taken over the money side, as you wouldn’t believe how complicated the tipping etc can be. And Julianna, well Julianna is her wonderful calm motherly self and I think she is, as always, just looking after me and keeping it real.

The biggest bump in the road to NY, was my worst fear realised. I had decided the best and cheapest way to get my paintings to Art Expo was to take them off their stretchers and have them reframed on my arrival. So when we arrived in New York and they didnt show up in baggage, you can imagine how far my heart sunk. It was absolutely awful to find they could not trace them and that I had to leave the airport without fourteen months worth of work, this, along with jetlag had me feeling pretty awful and I was so grateful for my friends who helped my stay optimistic that it would all turn out fine.

 

leaving melbourne

leaving melbourne

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before the paintings got checked in...

before the paintings got checked in…

filing my "lost baggage report"

filing my “lost baggage report”

the ride from JFK airport to NY

the ride from JFK airport to NY

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first glimpse of NY

first glimpse of NY

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But, all is well that ends well, and thank God (trust me I was praying) in the nick of time, after apx 32 hours in the unknown, the paintings were delivered to my hotel room. I have seriously been blessed with so much good fortune since I decided to exhibit in New York, the paintings being stretched for me in record time and other wonderful things happening have all been true of this. My work was sent onto the art expo, ready to hang. This out of the way, I felt I could relax and finally do what I have spent so many months planning to do. Have an exhibition in New York!

Will update soon..

Jasmine x

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  • Petrena
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    OMG that must of been an awful 32 hours Jasmine. Its good you do have people around you to help you keep calm and put everything into perspective. Can’t wait to hear how the expo goes. New York looks amazing. What is the tipping 10% of the price?

    • jasmine mansbridge
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      well I never really did get the tipping sorted out, but it is 15 -20 percent on top of a bill or a service… Kiah & Shannon took over working this out & I just handed them what I owed!

  • marie mansbridge
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    Hi Jasmine, have been wondering how things are. What a start you had! So glad all turned out well. A week gone already. Soon you’ll be winging it home!

    • Jasmine
      Reply

      Oh it has been so intensely busy, but so amazing, we have met so many wonderful people and I dont think I will really start processing all this until I get home! Jasmine x

  • Henry Doll
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    Been thinking about you ladies and your adventure. I’ve provided links for you to see a bit of what I do, as well as my captures from the Expo, including you girls. Joe and I thoroughly enjoyed your company at the closing minutes of Friday’s show, and hope you did well over the weekend. You had the best weather we’ve had in months! It’s been a tough winter here in NY and the Northeast in general; areas just north of the city still have a couple of feet of snow on the ground, and more slop coming tomorrow – sorry! lol.

    • Jasmine
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      Thanks Henry, was great to meet you guys as well… The photos look lovely and if you don’t mind I might use some here on the blog.. The weather has been kind to us and now that we don’t have to be indoors all day, it is going to snow again right! Stay in touch, Jasmine.

      • Henry Doll
        Reply

        Jasmine, feel free to use them, just posting credits is all I ask. But you get that, I’m sure.
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